Join us for an exciting summer research experience in Ann Arbor Michigan! Our 10-week undergraduate research experience is designed for undergraduate students seeking additional research experience outside of their home institutions. (Current U-M students are also eligible to apply.) Applications are especially encouraged from students with research experience who wish to pursue a Ph.D. in the basic sciences.
This Charles R. Ross Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program was established in memory of Dr. Charles Richard Ross, the first African-American to receive a PhD in Pharmacology from the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Michigan Medical School. After receiving his PhD in 1966, Dr. Ross went on to become an international expert in renal pharmacology and physiology specializing in renal transport mechanism, aging, membrane properties and nephrotoxicities. During his years in academics, he served on numerous committees for such agencies as the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Aging, National Institute of Environmental Science, and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. He was affiliated for many years with the State University of New York, and was a consultant to McNeil Laboratories and the Syracuse Community General Hospital. Dr. Ross was Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Pharmacology at SUNY where he taught pharmacology for medical students and coordinated the efforts of 35 other faculty members associated with the pharmacology course at the Health Science Center. In memory of Dr. Ross, this summer fellowship program was established through an endowment to provide under-represented minority students who are interested in the biomedical sciences first-hand laboratory experience with a focus on pharmacology.